The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F A Hollman


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Private Fred Arthur HOLLMAN, G/2104,  8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action 23rd April 1916, Flanders, France, age 23.

2nd September 1893, born Ightham Kent, son of Arthur and Rosetta Hollman of Church Green, Ightham, Kent.


1911 Census - Church Green, Ightham, near Sevenoaks, Kent - Arthur Hollman, head, age 50, married, gardener domestic, worker, born Ightham, Kent; Rosetta Hollman, wife, age 48, married 24?/27? years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born West Peckham, Kent; Frederick William Hollman, son, age 25, single,  gardener domestic, worker, born Ightham, Kent; Alice May Hollman, daughter, age 23, single, born Ightham, Kent; Fred Arthur Hollman, son  age 17, single, postman, Post Office, worker, born Ightham, Kent; David Victor Taylor, nephew, age 25, single, gardener domestic, worker, born Ightham, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone Kent, age 21 years & 7 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 150lbs, complexion fresh, blue eyes, brown hair.  Resided Sevenoaks Kent. Formerly postman.

Home, 9th September 1914 to 31st December 1915; BEF, 1st January 1916 to 23rd April 1916.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th June 1915, Codford, overstaying pass from 10.00pm & remaining absent until 8.15am on 29th June, admonished, forfeits 1 days pay; 29th July 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1916, posted 8th Battalion, & BEF; 2nd January 1916, embarked.

17th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur Hollman, Church Green, Ightham, Kent; Mother, none; Brothers - Frederick William Hollman, age 33, The Bank, Ightham, Kent; Sisters - Mrs Alice May Pinkney, Church Green, Ightham, Kent.

Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave C 19. and commemorated on the Ightham War Memorial, brass plaque inside St Peters Church, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent.


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